Congratulations to Dr Glen Burton who was awarded the 2016 D. H. Trollope Medal by the Australian Geomechanics Society.
The Trollope Medal is awarded to the author of an outstanding paper on either theoretical or applied geomechanics. It is the most prestigious award available for a young Australian researcher in geomechanics and continues the long tradition of success in winning this award by members of the Priority Research Centre for Geotechnical Science and Engineering at the University of Newcastle.
The work undertaken by Glen during his PhD studies focused on experimental unsaturated soil mechanics, which led to the publication of 4 journal articles. Glen’s award was based on his paper “Microstructural changes of an undisturbed, reconstituted and compacted high plasticity clay subjected to wetting and drying” co-authored with Dr Jubert Pineda, Prof. Daichao Sheng and Prof David Airey. This work is of great practical significance for the building of infrastructure on problematic ground which is a worldwide problem.